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Posted on: July 19, 2017

You're Invited: POPs! Goes Issaquah

Experience a crowd-pleasing program of American music at POPs! Goes Issaquah — a free concert sponsored by Rowley Properties.

POPs! Goes Issaquah comes to Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N., at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, 2017. Starting Aug. 4, you can ...Read on...
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Senior Artists Exhibition: Show Your Creativity

Calling all artists 55 and older: You're invited to exhibit your artwork at our Issaquah Senior Center in September 2017!

The first Senior Artists Exhibition is 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017, during the Downtown Issaquah Association's September ArtWalk. The goal ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

You’re Invited: Salmon Mosaic Community Art Reveal

See a new piece of public art as Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) presents its Mosaic Stained Glass Salmon Community Art Reveal.

You're invited as FISH hosts a reception and reveal ceremony 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2017, at the hatchery's Wate...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 11, 2017. Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier Bl...Read on...
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Play Bounce & Jam: Free Family Concerts

Join us for music, fun and laughs for children of all ages at Play Bounce & Jam — our family outdoor concert series. Pack your picnic and sunscreen to see family-friendly, top-notch performers for free! PB&J concerts start at 11 a.m....Read on...
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Gas Station Blues: Free Performances Return

See talented blues acts for free as the Downtown Issaquah Association and the Washington Blues Society host the Gas Station Blues series. The free, all-ages shows come to the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays from Ju...Read on...

Business

1 Story
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Apply Now: Issaquah Golden Dumpster Award

The Golden Dumpster Award competition is sponsored by Recology CleanScapes, The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the City of Issaquah's Office of Sustainability to promote and reward best practices for reducing waste, decreasing solid waste manage...Read on...


Central Issaquah

1 Story
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Learn More: Development Moratorium

We enacted a moratorium on certain development to fine-tune how Issaquah reaches its long-term vision.

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City Hall

1 Story
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Volunteer: ARCH Citizens Advisory Board

ARCH — a public organization created by cities in East King County to assist member cities, including Issaquah, with developing and administering local affordable housing programs — is seeking volunteers for its Citizens Advisory Board...Read on...


Community

16 Stories
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Be Aware: Bear Spotted at Park

Issaquah is bear country. 

This video was captured Aug. 15, 2017, when a young bear was spotted at Tibbetts Valley Park.

Throughout the Pacific Northwest, spring and summer are bear season. In our area, several sightings this year serve as a rem...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Safety Tips: Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1991, and the first to move across the entire mainland of the country since 1918. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in between the earth and the sun. While...Read on...
Posted on: August 1, 2017

You’re Invited: Salmon Mosaic Community Art Reveal

See a new piece of public art as Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) presents its Mosaic Stained Glass Salmon Community Art Reveal.

You're invited as FISH hosts a reception and reveal ceremony 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2017, at the hatchery's Wate...

Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2017

Now Available: Loaner Life Jackets at Lake Sammamish

When you beat the heat at Lake Sammamish State Park, you can now borrow a life jacket for free, thanks to the Eastside Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund. In May, the first loaner station opened at the Lake Sammamish State Park boat launch, and in July a seco...Read on...
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Hops & Shops: Summer Beer Fest at Gilman Village

Hops & Shops Summer Beer Tasting Festival returns to Gilman Village, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 18, 2017.

The event, presented by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, brings breweries from around the state to stores throughout Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Brick for FISH: How to Help the Hatchery

You can leave a lasting impression and support Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery by purchasing a brick paver to support the nonprofit organization.

Life Scout Theodore Koshar from Scout Troop 636 is leading a paver fundraiser project to support s...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2017

Learn More: Cycle the WAVE Bike Ride

Cycle the WAVE is coming to Issaquah to increase awareness of domestic violence, and raise funds for domestic violence programs and education. Riders in the annual bike ride will pass through our community throughout the day Sept. 17, 2017. Riders sta...Read on...
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: 2017 Salmon Days Festival

Help make the 2017 Salmon Days Festival a success by volunteering during our community's signature event.Salmon Days returns to downtown Issaquah on Oct. 7-8. Early registration is now open for potential volunteers. To sign up, go to s...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2017

Tools4School: Community Supply Drive is Back

Registration is now open for Tools4School, a community effort to provide new backpacks and school supplies to Issaquah School District students who need help with basic supplies.

Families interested in participating can register online. Registration clo...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2017

You're Invited: 2017 Highlands Day Festival

You're invited to the 2017 Highlands Day Festival — Issaquah Highlands' annual community celebration.

The event — featuring the theme "Once Upon a Highlands Day" — returns to Blakely Hall and Village Green Park, 2550...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Stay Safe: Summer Burning Restrictions

In Issaquah and throughout the Eastside Fire & Rescue service area, stay safe and be aware of summer burning restrictions.

All outdoor burning is banned during summer, except in approved pits for recreational fires.

To learn more and get your recreat...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Gas Station Blues: Free Performances Return

See talented blues acts for free as the Downtown Issaquah Association and the Washington Blues Society host the Gas Station Blues series. The free, all-ages shows come to the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays from Ju...Read on...
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Issaquah Farmers Market

Our Issaquah Farmers Market is seeking friendly, hardworking volunteers to help us with the weekly market!

Have a free Saturday? Need volunteer hours? Want to get involved and work with local farmers and craftspeople?

Our market is every Saturday from May 6...

Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Learn More: MDA Fill the Boot Campaign

Help local firefighters raise funds to eradicate neuromuscular diseases as the Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill the Boot campaign comes to Issaquah. Firefighters will collect donations from motorists at Front Street and Sunset Way from 2-6 p.m. Sept. ...Read on...
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Mine Hikes: Explore Issaquah's Coalmining Past

You're invited as the Issaquah History Museums host Mine Hikes throughout 2017.

Join trained guides Doug Bristol and Brian Thorn on hikes through the history of Issaquah's early coal industry.

During each trip, guides will entertain hikers with tales of ou...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Learn More: Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-in Car Shows

A special event permit has been issued for upcoming car shows at Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., on the following dates:

  • March 19, 2017
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 14
  • May 21
  • May 28
  • June 4
  • June 11
  • June 18
  • June 25
  • July 2
  • July 5...
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Development

6 Stories
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Public Hearing: Mallard Bay

A Hearing Examiner will take public testimony at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way, on the Mallard Bay Preliminary Plat and Critical Area Variance.The project proposes a 34-lot, single-family subdivision, located at 21403 ...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Public Hearings: Second and Third Phases of Kelkari

The Development Commission will hold public hearings at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 20 in Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way, to take public testimony on the proposed permit amendments for the second and third phases of Kelkari.

The proposal consists of 72 new tow...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Construction Starting: Vale Apartments

Construction is now starting on the Vale Apartments, located at the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue Northwest and Northwest Locust Street. Crews will be building a five-story, 110-unit apartment building, as well as a courtyard and roof decks. Parki...Read on...
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Update: City's Moratorium Extended

Learn more about the City's progress on work items related to the development moratorium.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Public Hearing: Zoning Changes West of Highlands

The City Council is holding a hearing 7 p.m. July 17 at council chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way, to hear the public’s input on a proposal to change the zoning of some land (see map) between the Issaquah Highlands and Interstate 90. The land is curr...Read on...
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Learn More: Development Moratorium

We enacted a moratorium on certain development to fine-tune how Issaquah reaches its long-term vision.

Read on...

Farmers Market

1 Story
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Issaquah Farmers Market

Our Issaquah Farmers Market is seeking friendly, hardworking volunteers to help us with the weekly market!

Have a free Saturday? Need volunteer hours? Want to get involved and work with local farmers and craftspeople?

Our market is every Saturday from May 6...

Read on...


Home

6 Stories
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Trailhead City: Issaquah Trails Map is Now Available

With more than 200 miles of trails, over a dozen trailheads and 1,300 acres of open space in our backyard, it's easy to see why Issaquah is nicknamed Trailhead City.

Now we've got a new resource for exploring our community's beautiful natural environment &...

Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Safety Tips: Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1991, and the first to move across the entire mainland of the country since 1918. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in between the earth and the sun. While...Read on...
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Public Hearing: Zoning Changes West of Highlands

The City Council is holding a hearing 7 p.m. July 17 at council chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way, to hear the public’s input on a proposal to change the zoning of some land (see map) between the Issaquah Highlands and Interstate 90. The land is curr...Read on...
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Expect Traffic Impacts: Sunset and Second Avenue

The Issaquah School District is installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of East Sunset Way and Second Avenue Northeast this summer that will cause significant traffic impacts during construction.

The school district is installing this new signa...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Crews to Improve Sidewalks, Pedestrian Crossings

Crews will work throughout Issaquah to improve sidewalks and pedestrian crossings at several locations this summer.

Read on...
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Learn More: Development Moratorium

We enacted a moratorium on certain development to fine-tune how Issaquah reaches its long-term vision.

Read on...

Issaquah Valley

2 Stories
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Traffic Alert: Trader Joe's/Target Intersection

From Sept. 5-26, the Trader Joe’s/Target intersection on Maple Street Northwest will be closed as crews build a mini-roundabout. The project will provide a more intuitive intersection for pedestrians and drivers, and install rectangular rapid f...Read on...
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Construction Starting: Vale Apartments

Construction is now starting on the Vale Apartments, located at the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue Northwest and Northwest Locust Street. Crews will be building a five-story, 110-unit apartment building, as well as a courtyard and roof decks. Parki...Read on...

Newport Way Northwest

1 Story
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Update: Culvert Replacement Project

Construction recently started to replace a culvert that runs underneath Newport Way Northwest near Northwest Oakcrest Drive. 

Starting Aug. 11, crews opened a temporary roadway so that traffic can be diverted to the south. The construction speed l...Read on...


Olde Town

3 Stories
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Traffic Alert: Second Avenue Southeast

To improve safety and pedestrian access near several schools, crews will be adding a pedestrian crossing of Second Avenue Southeast at the Rainier Trail, along with a flashing beacon. From Aug. 18-Sept. 5, at least one lane of Second Avenue will be open ...Read on...
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Traffic Alert: Front Street South

Crews will be closing northbound Front Street South from Southeast Bush Street to Southeast Andrews Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23 to replace the frames and covers to three stormwater catch basins. Northbound traffic will be rerouted via Newport Way ...Read on...
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Expect Traffic Impacts: Sunset and Second Avenue

The Issaquah School District is installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of East Sunset Way and Second Avenue Northeast this summer that will cause significant traffic impacts during construction.

The school district is installing this new signa...Read on...


Parks & Recreation

11 Stories
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Register Now: Fall Parks & Recreation Programs

Summer is heating up, but fall is only a few short weeks away. Now is the time to register for our fall recreation programs! Our Parks & Recreation Department offers programs for all abilities and ages — from toddlers to seniors. Browse th...Read on...
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Trailhead City: Issaquah Trails Map is Now Available

With more than 200 miles of trails, over a dozen trailheads and 1,300 acres of open space in our backyard, it's easy to see why Issaquah is nicknamed Trailhead City.

Now we've got a new resource for exploring our community's beautiful natural environment &...

Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Enroll Now: UK Elite Soccer Camp

If your player is looking to take the next step in their soccer development, then this camp is for you! Issaquah Parks & Recreation and UK Elite are offering the best possible professional training for players ages 3-14.  The camp is offered...Read on...
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Community Center Now Offers After-School Care

We're excited to offer after-school care at our Community Center! You're invited to learn more and register.

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Learn More: Native Plant Interpretive Trail

Discover more about Lake Sammamish State Park's native plant life, thanks to a new interpretative trail.

Signs representing 12 native plants now line the Tibbetts Beach trail leading to the Rotunda. Sponsored by the Snoqualmie Tribe, the signs feature ...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Brick for FISH: How to Help the Hatchery

You can leave a lasting impression and support Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery by purchasing a brick paver to support the nonprofit organization.

Life Scout Theodore Koshar from Scout Troop 636 is leading a paver fundraiser project to support s...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2017

Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 11, 2017. Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier Bl...Read on...
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Play Bounce & Jam: Free Family Concerts

Join us for music, fun and laughs for children of all ages at Play Bounce & Jam — our family outdoor concert series. Pack your picnic and sunscreen to see family-friendly, top-notch performers for free! PB&J concerts start at 11 a.m....Read on...
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Project Update: Central Park Field 1 Improvements

Construction  is now underway as we add new amenities to Central Park, including two multipurpose sports fields with LED lighting.

Crews started site work at the park, 1907 N.E. Park Drive, in June 2017. Workers installed construction fencing alon...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Issaquah Farmers Market

Our Issaquah Farmers Market is seeking friendly, hardworking volunteers to help us with the weekly market!

Have a free Saturday? Need volunteer hours? Want to get involved and work with local farmers and craftspeople?

Our market is every Saturday from May 6...

Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2016

Get Outside: Explore Washington State Parks for Free

Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2017.

You're invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a free day for state park visitors on the following dates:

  • Aug. 25 — National Park Service's 101st birthday
  • Sept. ...
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Police

1 Story
Posted on: July 25, 2017

New Law: No Handheld Phones While Driving

It is now against the law for Washington drivers to use handheld cellphones while they are driving. This includes all electronic devices, even tablets, laptops and video games.  Tickets for driving while using hand-held electronics will go on yo...Read on...

Senior Services

5 Stories
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Active for Life Expo: Living Well at 55 and Beyond

Discover the keys to living well at 55 and beyond at our Active for Life Expo!

Join us for a free event featuring workshops and other activities designed for our community members 55 and older.

Our Active for Life Expo is 1-5 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017, at our Iss...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

You're Invited: August Lunch at the Senior Center

You're invited to lunch at the Issaquah Senior Center!

Catholic Community Services serves lunch at the Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, every Tuesday and Friday at noon.

If you're joining us for lunch, please be signed in and seated by noon. Limited space ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Join Us: Senior Center Trips & Adventures

Join us as we venture out on a variety of exciting adventures! Meet new people and experience some of the best outings our area has to offer.

Sign up for trips at the Issaquah Senior Center front desk, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

USS Turner Joy

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3
  • Tr...
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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Lights! Camera! Action! Senior Center Movie Night

You're invited to Movie Night — every Wednesday at the Issaquah Senior Center.

The free event in the Senior Center library is 5:45-8 p.m. Join us for movies and discussion. Questions? Call the Senior Center at 425-392-2381.

Aug. 2&n...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2017

Senior Artists Exhibition: Show Your Creativity

Calling all artists 55 and older: You're invited to exhibit your artwork at our Issaquah Senior Center in September 2017!

The first Senior Artists Exhibition is 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017, during the Downtown Issaquah Association's September ArtWalk. The goal ...

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Southeast 62nd Street

1 Story
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Traffic Alert: 221st Place Southeast

Drivers should expect delays along 221st Place Southeast this summer and fall as Sammamish Plateau Water installs a new water main. This project will extend south from the north end of the Jordan Creek Office Center to the south end of 221st Place Southe...Read on...

Sustainability

4 Stories
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Tips: Conserve Water This Summer

One way to conserve water is to let your lawn go dormant in the summer. If you choose to water, check out these tips to avoid over watering.
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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Harvest Issaquah: Volunteer to Help the Food Bank

You can help put fresh produce on your neighbors' tables. Help the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank as a Harvest Issaquah volunteer.

  • Serve as a food bank ambassador at our Issaquah Farmers Market.
  • Volunteer on a Glean Team picking party.
  • Grow a row...
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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Apply Now: Issaquah Golden Dumpster Award

The Golden Dumpster Award competition is sponsored by Recology CleanScapes, The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the City of Issaquah's Office of Sustainability to promote and reward best practices for reducing waste, decreasing solid waste manage...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Outdoor Water Tips: Use Water Wisely All Summer

Summer is finally here — and the weather is getting hotter and dryer!

Use a few simple tips to help you lower your water bill and use water more efficiently outside.

  1. Water plants in the early morning: Watering is more efficient in the morning ...
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Traffic Alerts

6 Stories
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Traffic Alert: Trader Joe's/Target Intersection

From Sept. 5-26, the Trader Joe’s/Target intersection on Maple Street Northwest will be closed as crews build a mini-roundabout. The project will provide a more intuitive intersection for pedestrians and drivers, and install rectangular rapid f...Read on...
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Traffic Alert: Second Avenue Southeast

To improve safety and pedestrian access near several schools, crews will be adding a pedestrian crossing of Second Avenue Southeast at the Rainier Trail, along with a flashing beacon. From Aug. 18-Sept. 5, at least one lane of Second Avenue will be open ...Read on...
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Traffic Alert: Front Street South

Crews will be closing northbound Front Street South from Southeast Bush Street to Southeast Andrews Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23 to replace the frames and covers to three stormwater catch basins. Northbound traffic will be rerouted via Newport Way ...Read on...
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Traffic Alert: Construction Starts Soon on Culvert

Construction is starting soon to replace a culvert that runs underneath Newport Way Northwest near Northwest Oakcrest Drive.

Starting the week of Aug. 7, the contractor (Rodarte) will mobilize, and equipment/materials will begin to arrive on site. Tem...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Traffic Alert: 221st Place Southeast

Drivers should expect delays along 221st Place Southeast this summer and fall as Sammamish Plateau Water installs a new water main. This project will extend south from the north end of the Jordan Creek Office Center to the south end of 221st Place Southe...Read on...
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Expect Traffic Impacts: Sunset and Second Avenue

The Issaquah School District is installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of East Sunset Way and Second Avenue Northeast this summer that will cause significant traffic impacts during construction.

The school district is installing this new signa...Read on...


Transportation

3 Stories
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Trailhead Direct: Take Transit to Your Next Hike

Plan your next hiking adventure with Trailhead Direct!This new service is a convenient, reliable and fun way to access more than 150 miles of hiking trails in the beautiful Issaquah Alps. 

Simply:

  • Park at the Issaquah Transit Center or Issaqu...
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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Craft Your Commute: Try Salmon Friendly Trips and Win

Leave the car at home and try taking Salmon Friendly Trips!

With the Craft Your Commute summer challenge, you will reap the benefits of getting outside, sharing a ride or trying transit. August is Rideshare Month and September is Transit Month.

First,&am...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Crews to Improve Sidewalks, Pedestrian Crossings

Crews will work throughout Issaquah to improve sidewalks and pedestrian crossings at several locations this summer.

Read on...